After Saturday’s finish in Keokuk, we’re catching a 6:30 pm Amtrak out of Fort Madison. It looks like we can ride our bikes to Fort Madison, but we’ll likely need assistance in getting our bags there. Does anyone have suggestions for transporting 6-8 bags, either from Burlington to Fort Madison on Saturday morning, or from Keokuk to Fort Madis…[Read more]
After Saturday’s finish in Keokuk, we’re catching a 6:30 pm Amtrak out of Fort Madison. It looks like we can ride our bikes there, but we’ll likely need assistance in getting our bags from Keokuk to Fort Madison. Does anyone have suggestions for transporting 6-8 bags? Between cars leaving the finish in that direction, friendly locals, or even…[Read more]
For your Davenport to Chicago leg, you can easily do a one-way car rental from the Quad Cities airport. The car rental hours at the airport are much better than those of the local Davenport rental options (I believe someone noted those close at noon.), and the airport is just under 10 miles from the dip site. Between shuttles, Uber, friendly…[Read more]
The closest charters we’ve found so far are out of Omaha or Des Moines. The latest travel option we’re considering is renting minivans one way from KC to Sioux City (after dropping people, bikes, and gear in Orange City), then from La Crosse, WI back to KC. Those towns are about 30-40 miles from the start and finish, but we’re…[Read more]
Ann Wilhelm, thanks for the info. I had my fingers crossed that you possibly had found a KC area charter that we were yet to uncover. Being close to Iowa, I’m surprised there isn’t one. The latest option we’re investigating is renting minivans one way to Sioux City, and from La Crosse back to KC. Cheers!
We have a group of 7-9 riders and were looking for transportation options based out of KC. We’ve used a Des Moines based charter in the past, but we’re looking for something a little closer to home. Can either of you share details of how you’re getting to the start and back from the finish? The route is so far north this year–Not a lot of…[Read more]
We have a group of 7-9 riders in Kansas City, and we’re looking for other KC area riders to join together for transportation. We’ve used charters out of Des Moines in the past. Those folks are great, but our preference is to depart from and return to KC. We are open to any options. If you already have transportation organized and hav…[Read more]